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Note that all accommodations listed in this guide have parking available.

M'hamid -- If you need to stay the night in M'hamid, the hotels Sahara and Elghzlane offer very basic rooms for around 120dh double. Five hundred meters (1/3 mile) to the west, across the Oued Dra, is Hassan Naamani's Relais Hamada du Dra (tel./fax 0524/848086 or 0662/132154; www.relaishamadadudraa.com). Set among pleasant grounds of palm, olive, and oleander trees are two en suite rooms and six Berber tents with communal bathrooms for around 200dh per person. There's a pool and an on-site restaurant with a large central fireplace.

An alternative to staying in M'hamid is the tented camp, or bivouac, of Zbar Travel (tel. 0668/517280; tel./fax 0524/848184; www.zbartravel.com), about 2km (1 1/4 miles) south of the village. Nine Berber tents and one restaurant tent encircle the small campsite, with an ablutions block with toilets and hot showers set to one side. Cost is 200dh per person including all meals, and an extra 150dh per person if you want to get there via a scenic 2-hour camel ride from M'hamid.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.